She's on her way to master Ramin's workshop when it happens.
He's one of three servantmakers that she's studying under; none of them like her well enough to take her on as a full apprentice, and she doesn't like any of them well enough to push the issue, and the creche is happy enough to let her be as long as she turns over enough of her practice work to cover bed and board. She's pretty sure she's getting a better education this way, anyway: Ramin and Nawin specialize in golem programming, and Andish in pets, and each of them has taught her things that the others haven't.
But it does mean that, unlike the other apprentices, she doesn't live on site. And this morning, it means that she turns a corner and gets eaten by a giant snake, pets and scooter and all.